In this review, we will be comparing Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE and Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE, two Telephoto Prime lenses from Tokina and Samyang. Both cameras have the same focal range of 85mm but different max apertures: Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE has a max aperture of F1.8 while the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE has a max aperture of F1.4.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE is the longer of the two lenses at 100mm. The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE with a length of 80mm is 20mm shorter. On the other hand, the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE has a larger diameter of 93mm compared to Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE's 88mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE weighs 568g, 11% (77g) lighter than the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE's weight of 645g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE and Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony FX30, Sony A7 IV and Sony ZV-E10.